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November 07, 2018

Wisconsin Chief Tony Evers Upsets Incumbent Scott Walker in Governor's Race

The contest had been close from the start, with Evers campaigning on a promise to restore respect for the state's teachers and financially bail out its school system.

August 07, 2018

DFER Says Its Causes are 'Progressive,' Is Pouring $4 Million Into State Races

Democrats for Education Reform, which advocates for school choice and stringent school accountability policies, has had a difficult time pushing its agenda with traditional Democratic forces.

January 12, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Walker: 'I Love Public Schools'

In his state-of-the-state address Gov. Scott Walker touted his love of public schools and pledged to increase spending on technology for rural schools in its biennial budget.

March 30, 2016

Advocacy groups 50CAN and StudentsFirst Agree to Merge

The two groups will have to sort through several cultural differences amid a rapidly changing policy landscape in the wake of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

March 22, 2016

Chiefs For Change Brings on Six District Superintendents

The organization, which advocates for the use of the Common Core State Standards and school choice, once consisted solely of state school chiefs.

August 27, 2015

ACLU of Nevada Sues to Block State's New School Choice Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says it's filing a lawsuit challenging the state's new school voucher-like program also known as education savings accounts.

August 24, 2015

Report: State-Run Districts Disenfranchise Blacks, Latinos

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools asserts that state takeovers and state-run achievement districts increase segregation and dismantle community schools.

July 31, 2015

Jeb Bush Highlights Black, Hispanic Test Scores in National Urban League Speech

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spent a good chunk of time on his education record during a July 31 speech to the National Urban League. What did he focus on?

July 13, 2015

With Long Record on Unions and Choice, Gov. Walker Declares Presidential Bid

Claiming that he had "beat the special interests" and "improved education" during his five years in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced today that he will officially seek the Republican nomination for president.

June 24, 2015

Jindal Declares 2016 White House Run; Brings Record on Standards, Choice

Gov. Bobby Jindal's K-12 record in the Pelican State is heavy on the Republican's varied positions on the Common Core State Standards, and on his support for school choice.

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